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Pennsylvania Legacies #117

Pennsylvania Legacies #117

March 6, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Community supported agriculture gives subscribers access to fresh, locally grown produce without the trouble and expense of growing it themselves. Community solar does the same thing for renewable energy — creating economic opportunity for communities, savings for ratepayers, resiliency and...

500 by 2025

500 by 2025

March 2, 2020By: Sarah Clark Stuart

This guest post was contributed by Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, one of PEC’s key partners in the Circuit Trails Coalition.   The Circuit Trails Coalition has big plans for the future of...

BP Embraces Carbon Pricing

BP Embraces Carbon Pricing

February 27, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The following op-ed by BP America Chairman and President Susan Dio was first published at PennLive.com on February 27, 2020. Learn more about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and PEC’s decarbonization work here. PA can transform America’s energy landscape...

Pennsylvania Legacies #116

Pennsylvania Legacies #116

February 21, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The Circuit Trails initiative is starting 2020 with a full slate of projects and a hefty funding boost courtesy of Montgomery County. We talk with Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Circuit advocate and chair of Montco’s Board of Commissioners, and PEC’s own...

ARRI Featured in Washington Post

ARRI Featured in Washington Post

February 17, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

For 25 years, he oversaw the process that may represent humans’ best attempt to date at total annihilation of land: strip-mining and mountaintop-removal mining of coal… Angel, born and raised in the same eastern Kentucky mountains that have been devastated...

Within Reach

Within Reach

February 10, 2020By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

First, the bad news: oil and gas facilities are emitting huge volumes of methane – the primary component of natural gas – into the atmosphere. The climate impact of those emissions is many times greater than that of carbon dioxide,...

Pennsylvania Legacies #115

Pennsylvania Legacies #115

February 7, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) provides support for community watershed organizations to build capacity and coordinate more effectively with one another. This spring they’re taking their show on the road, with regional workshops planned for six locations...

PEC at 50: Taking the Lead

PEC at 50: Taking the Lead

February 3, 2020By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

This post is the second in a series recounting the history of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on the occasion of PEC’s 50th anniversary. Read other stories here. In just his second term in the state house, Rep. Franklin Kury wrote...

Pennsylvania Legacies #114

Pennsylvania Legacies #114

January 24, 2020By: Josh Raulerson

Chuck Flink wrote the book on greenways — literally. 1993’s Greenways: A Guide To Planning Design And Development, co-authored with Robert Searns and addressed to the professional planning community, helped launch a global movement in landscape architecture. Now he’s making...

Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

Diversifying Trail Use for Diverse Communities

January 21, 2020By: Lizzie Hessek

PEC’s mission is to protect and restore environment to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. We believe that trail development is an effective way to achieve that mission because trails lead people from their own backyards into the...

PEC at 50: “We Had to Do Something”

PEC at 50: “We Had to Do Something”

January 14, 2020By: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

This post is the first in a series recounting the history of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on the occasion of PEC’s 50th anniversary. Read other stories here. To many of a certain age, it may be difficult to imagine a...